At first glance, you may assume this article’s title of “Saving Money on Prescription Eyeglasses” refers to online retailers that sell inexpensive discount eyeglasses. However, it refers to a alternative option.
There is a better way to save money on prescription eyeglasses: repair your current pair of glasses.
Why Repair Your Old Glasses?
In addition to saving money, there are several other reasons you may want to repair your glasses instead of buying a new replacement.
- You love your current eyeglass frames and can’t find a replacement.
- Sentimental value. Your frames are old and they don’t make them anymore.
- You tried to repair your prescription eyewear on your own, but it proved too difficult.
- For the environment. You want to reuse things instead of generating more waste.
- You want to buy damaged designer frames and get them repaired. For your own use or for resale.
Where to Get Your Eyeglasses Repaired
Repairing your prescription glasses yourself is next to impossible unless it’s a minor issue.
You’ll have to hire someone else repair them for you.
One of the best options out there is FixMyGlasses.com. Mail them your prescription eyeglasses and they will repair them and mail them back. Check out the before and after photos on their website to see the results.
How Does it Work?
First, fill out the form on the fixmyglasses website. It asks for your name, address, phone number, and email.
Shipping Your Eyewear
You’ll receive an email that includes a first-class USPS shipping label and an order form to print out.
Thank you for choosing fixmyglasses for your eyewear needs!
We’ve attached the prepaid mailing label for sending in your broken glasses. We will send you an email update when we receive your glasses (typically 2-5 business days), and a followup assessment email, shortly thereafter.
Do not ship your glasses in Priority Mail, Express Mail or oversized boxes.
While we happily provide free first-class shipping both ways, however, if we receive your glasses in a flat rate box or packaging over 108 inches in length and girth combined, the cost of shipping will be added to your repair invoice.
If you need a box, feel free to reuse any you have, or contact us for options.
You can always get a copy of this information and check your order status on our website. Simply logon to fixmyglasses.com and click on the “ORDER STATUS” link on the top right of the page. You will need to provide the Repair ID listed below and your zipcode.
The email will also include instructions on how to pack and ship your glasses:
Choosing and Paying for a Repair
Once they receive your eyeglasses, you’ll get a confirmation email similar to the following:
We Have Received Your Package!
What Happens Now?
Your package will undergo our video documentation upon opening and then your eyewear will be assessed by one of our expert technicians within the next 24 to 48 hours.
After your eyewear assessment is completed you will receive an email with all your available options.
Our email will include:
1. All available options
2. A brief description of each option
3. Exact cost per option
4. A link per option that will take you to our Shopping Cart
5. An explanation of how to process your order
Once you click on the option that you feel suites you best, you will be directed to our shopping cart to complete your order, which will allow our team to see which exact option you would like us to perform. Our Shopping Cart is 100% Secured and tested daily By MacAfee and Norton VeriSign. We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.
Their experts will take a look at your glasses and let you know what repair work is needed:
Within one or two days, you’ll receive an email with a list of repair options Each option will have a link to click in order to pay online.
Receiving your New Repaired Glasses
Depending on the work that needs to be done, it can take up to 2 days to repair your eyewear. Add another few days for them to mail your repaired glasses back to you.
Fixmyglasses states that new eyeglass lenses come with a one year warranty.